Lalith Samarakoon

A Primer on Treasury Bonds – Part III: Primary Auctions and Private Placements

/ Tuesday, 7 April 2015 00:07

The last article, “A Primer on Treasury Bonds - Part II: Economic of Treasury Bonds Yields” Daily FT, 31 March 2015 (read here), discussed how t...


A Primer on Treasury Bonds – Part II: Economics of Treasury Bond yields

/ Tuesday, 31 March 2015 04:00

In my previous column, ‘A Primer on Treasury Bonds’. Daily FT 24 March 2015 (read here), I discussed the key features of Bonds in the context of t...


A primer on Treasury Bonds

/ Tuesday, 24 March 2015 00:01

The Central Bank of Sri Lanka held a 30-year Treasury bond auction on 27 February 2015. It offered to sell bonds with a face value of Rs. 1 billion ca...


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